ICFC, Century enter pre-quarters

Kathmandu, November 7

ICFC Finance and Century Bank advance to the round of 16 on the opening day of the Century Bank Corporate Super Sixes here at the Tribhuvan University Stadium today.

ICFC topped the three-team Group C with two wins. They thrashed IME Group by 61 runs in their opening match before outplaying Nepal Telecom by 23 runs. Batting first ICFC scored 89 runs in their allotted five overs without losing wicket and restricted IME for 28-4 runs in three overs. In another match, ICFC scored 82-1, while Nepal Telecom managed 59-2.

Likewise, title sponsors of the tournament, Century Bank finished as Group D winners after they beat Machhapuchchhre Bank by five wickets and recorded a 65-run victory over Annapurna Media Network.

In the first match, Machhapuchchhre Bank scored 51-1 before Century Bank raced to 55-1 in three overs. In another match, Century posted 110 runs against Annapurna and restricted the opponents to 45-3.

In Group A, Kailash Bikash Bank defeated Employees Provident Fund by two runs. Batting first, Kailash scored 63 runs but EPF reached to 61-3. In Group E, Nabil Bank saw off Om Development Bank by 80 runs. Nabil posted 129 runs and packed OM Development for 49-4.

In Group H, SunBi Design Studio saw off Janata Bank by six wickets. Batting first, Janata Bank scored 44-2 before SunBi scored 49 runs without loss in two overs.

In Group F, NMB Bank defeated Kumari Bank.